Choruses of Young Women in Ancient Greece

Choruses of Young Women in Ancient Greece : Their Morphology, Religous Role, and Social Functions

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In this groundbreaking work, Claude Calame argues that the songs sung by choruses of young girls in ancient Greek poetry are more than literary texts; rather, they functioned as initiatory rituals in Greek cult practices. Using semiotic and anthropologic theory, Calame reconstructs the religious and social institutions surrounding the songs, demonstrating their function in an aesthetic education that permitted the young girls to achieve the stature of womanhood and to be integrated into the adult civic community. This first English edition includes an updated bibliography.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 17mm | 399g
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New edition, Revised
  • New and Revised
  • bibliography, index
  • 0742515257
  • 9780742515253
  • 1,977,393

About Claude Calame

Claude Calame is professor of Greek language and literature at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.
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